ARCA Racing Series To Test at Daytona International Speedway Next Week
While most of the focus remains on the upcoming Sprint Cup Series test near the end of the month, the ARCA Racing Series is set to hit the high banks of Daytona first.
From January 11 to 13, ARCA drivers will be present at the 2.5-mile oval, trying their hand on the new pavement.
One of the drivers attending will be last year's winner, Bobby Gerhart.
Gerhart will be making his 24th consecutive ARCA race this year at Daytona when he takes the green flag in February.
In those 24 starts, he has six wins, four poles and has led in 11 of the last 13 races at Daytona.
"We always come out with some very positive info," Gerhart said in the ARCA Racing Network's press release.
"We know our set-up is very solid for the race. We understand our baseline very well, but there are so many small adjustments anymore on these cars that translate into on-track performance. It's those several incremental adjustments that we gain on going to these tests.
"Overall, the information we've gleaned from the tests has worked for us, so we're not going to try and fix it."
51 drivers are listed on the entry list to be at Daytona, including series veterans Frank Kimmel, young stars Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher and Kevin Swindell, son of three-time World of Outlaw Champion Sammy Swindell.
ARCARacing.com will feature live timing and scoring from the three-day test.
ARCA Racing Series presented by MenardsOpen Testing, Daytona International Speedway (January 11-13)Tentative Entry List
Chad McCumbee Kevin Swindell Brent Brevak Bobby Gerhart Brian Smith Jason Bowles Ed Pompa Rick Clifton Bryan Silas Maryeve DuFault Chase Austin Jared Marks John Graham John Ferrier Kyle Fowler Randy Renfro Joey Coulter Chris Buescher Ryan Glenski Tyler Speer Todd Bowsher Rob Jones Tony Clark Tim George Jr. Ty Dillon Scott Stenzel Joey Gase Frank Kimmel James Hylton Jimmie Nowell Tom Hessert Will Vaught Chad Hackenbracht Drew Charleson Patrick Sheltra Mark Thompson Steve Blackburn John Sendo Hannah Baker Benny Chastain Sean Corr Tommy Joe Martins Matt Lofton James Hylton Grant Enfinger Miguel Paludo Brent Cross Brett Hudson Russell Henderson Ricky Byers Hal Martin